Scholarships for High School Seniors

College is right around the corner. Here are scholarships open to high school seniors who are off to college in the fall.

$1,500 Easy Scholarship: Complete What’s Missing
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: October 15, 2021
Description: You could win a $1,500 scholarship by sharing our meningococcal disease and medical misinformation guide with a friend via text, email, DM, or publicly on social media. Upload a screenshot or photo of your share. You’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship.

AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships
Sponsor: AmericanMuscle
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: October 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.

AmericanTrucks Student Scholarships
Sponsor: AmericanTrucks
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled full-time in an accredited United States technical institute, secondary votech or tuition bearing apprenticeship program in he traditional building trades (e.g. carpentry, HVAC, electrical or related fields of study.

NSCA Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college students who are or will be pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. The foundation offers multiple scholarships.

Olin E. Teague Scholarship
Sponsor: National Space Club
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and plan to pursue careers in the aerospace fields.

Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Pretty Photoshop Actions
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Photoshop.

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Varsity Tutors
Amount: $200
Closing Date: October 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must submit an essay describing a lesson they learned from a character in a book or a person in history.

YoungArts Competition
Sponsor: National YoungArts Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2021
Description: Competition is open to students between the ages of 15 and 18 who have talent in visual, literary, design or performing arts. There is a $35 application fee, but it can be waived if you meet requirements.

Bruce Fishkin Scholarship
Sponsor: Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 17, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2021 who are residents or attend high school in one of the following areas: Chicago, Illinois or the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will, Illinois; Las Vegas, Nevada and suburbs of the area, or Fairfield, Greens Farms, Redding or Westport, Connecticut.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 18, 2021
Description: Program is open to Southern California high school students who have talent in Acting, Non-Classical Voice, Classical Voice, Non-Classical Dance, Ballet, Jazz Instrumental and Classical Instrumental. Applicant must submit an audition video. Each category will be limited to 400 applicants, so get your application in early!

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award
Sponsor: Wendy’s Restaurants
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 19, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have participated in one of the 43 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations and sponsored by their school. Applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0.

$1,000 October Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 20, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal residents of the United States and international students with valid visas. Applicant must login or create an account with Niche.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LA Tutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 20, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college within the United States with at least 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a citizen of, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada. Applicant must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

South Dakota Farmers Union Scholarships
Sponsor: South Dakota Farmers Union
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 22, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be freshman at a post-secondary institution of higher learning and those currently in their freshman year of school at the post-secondary level. Applicant must attend, or plan to attend, an in-state post-secondary college, university or technical school.

$2,500 Easy Scholarship STEM Works for Me
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: October 27, 2021
Description: Take a quiz about your interests and we’ll tell you the perfect STEM jobs for you. Have your friends take the quiz too to see how they can work in STEM too. Send us a photo of you hyping up your friends about finding their dream STEM job. You’ll be entered for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship!

YLC Essay Contest
Sponsor: Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Amount: Up to $700
Closing Date: October 29, 2021
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary, middle, and high school. Each level of schooling has a different essay prompt involving the spreading of awareness about stomach cancer.

Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies
Sponsor: Evans Scholars Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have a strong caddie record and excellent academics. Applicant must have completed their junior year of high school with above a B average. Applicant must plan to attend an institution with an Evans Scholars Program (list of institutions available on website).

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U.S. Bank Scholarship Program
Sponsor: U.S. Bank
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: October 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who is at least 16 years of age or older and are enrolled as a current undergraduate student as of September 1, 2022. Applicant must complete financial lessons to be entered.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or an international student with a valid visa. Applicant must log in to Niche or create a free account to apply for the scholarship.

Advertisemint Scholarship
Sponsor: Advertisemint
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are at least 25 years of age. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given prompts related to advertising or social media.

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship
Sponsor: Cappex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States who are/will be enrolled in college within the next 12 months. Applicant must create a Cappex profile (if they don’t have one already), share about their extracurricular activities, leadership, and volunteer activities, and then search Cappex for scholarships.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school seniors attending school in the United States. Program recognizes students for their capacity to lead and service, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

Courage to Grow Scholarship
Sponsor: Courage To Grow
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to juniors and seniors in high school and college students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicant must explain in 250 words or less why they believe they should be awarded the scholarship.

Discover Student Loans Scholarship
Sponsor: Discover Financial Services
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduate students who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college and they will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes.

George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest
Sponsor: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 1-12, including home-schooled students. Student must submit a piece of art on a given topic related to North American game birds or animals that may be legally hunted or trapped.

Local Conservation Scholarship and Essay Contest
Sponsor: Steve Duckett, Attorney at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who can demonstrate a commitment to environmental conservation using past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. Applicant must submit a personal statement explaining their dedication to local conservation.

National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National CPR Foundation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are at least 18 years of age and have a minimum GPA of 2.8. Applicant must be currently or planning to be enrolled in school majoring in a healthcare or education-related field.

National Poetry Competition
Sponsor: The Poetry Society
Amount: Up to £5000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. Applicant must submit a previously unpublished single poem.

National Rice Month Scholarship
Sponsor: USA Rice
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in rice-growing states (Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas). Applicant must create a video about U.S. rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to their state.

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Sweepstakes is open to current high school students, high school alumni who graduated within the last four years, and the parents of those students or alumni. Individual must take a survey on a United States high school.

SkillPointe Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: SkillPointe Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must be pursuing non-credit courses at an approved community college, technical college, or other training institution.

The $1,000 SuperCollege Scholarship
Sponsor: SuperCollege.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school seniors, college students, graduate school students and returning adult students who will enroll in a college or university. Applicant must fill out a short form.

Video Contest Scholarship for Creative Students
Sponsor: IvyPanda
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school, college, and university students worldwide. Applicant must submit a video on experiencing issues and how they handle the challenges.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $30,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Program is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions. Applicant must submit a 3-5 minute essay on this year’s theme; “America: Where Do We Go From Here?”

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2027) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

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